Well-known from traditional medicine, the herb Tribulus Terrestris, is a herbaceous annual plant, found most often in the southern and Black Sea parts of Bulgaria. You can also meet it under the names granny’s tooth, cat's head, devil's thorns or devil's eyelash. The name of the herb comes from its interesting appearance and the small spikes on the fruit.
The plant Tribulus Terrestris has a complex of bioactive plant substances. Depending on the ratio of active plant substances in itself, there are several types of Tribulus Terrestris. Each one of them contains saponins, the most significant of which is proto dioxin. The large amounts of Vitamin C, proteins and phenols also have important medicinal properties.
The benefits of taking Tribulus Terrestris for both male and female health are extremely numerous. The complex of bioactive plant substances affect various processes in the body. There are conflicting data regarding the mechanism of action of Tribulus Terrestris. However, most scientists claim that its main effect is tied to its effect on hormones.
In men, Tribulus Terrestris increases the levels of luteinizing hormone in the testes. It is responsible for the formation of testosterone, which, as we know, improves a man's sexual function. This makes the plant one of the most effective herbs for male potency. Another benefit for men's health is the reduction of prostate volume.
In women, Tribulus Terrestris has a more general effect and regulates the levels of female sex hormones. For this reason, Tribulus Terrestris is often a preferred supplement for menopausal women.
There is evidence of the effect of Tribulus terrestris on blood pressure. A study proves that daily intake of the herb within a week reduces and normalizes blood pressure and regulates heart rhythm and cholesterol.
Part of the other positive effects of taking Tribulus Terrestris are the relief of the symptoms of bronchitis, whooping cough, migraine or spasms of the bile ducts.